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Newnham hosts Wikipedia edit-a-thon to help make the internet less sexist

Newnham College will mark International Women’s Day with a mass edit-a-thon to address the lack of online biographies available about eminent women. Wikipedia is the seventh most visited website in the world – but…

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Nina O'Hare on site

Graduate, get a job … make a difference

Cambridge graduates enter a wide range of careers but making a difference tops their career wish lists. Newnham College graduate, Nina O’Hare, is the second Newnhamite to be featured in the Cambridge University series…

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Students from Goresbrook School

‘We want to show our students that ambitious goals can be achieved’ – Head of Year 7 on school visit to Cambridge University

Every pupil at a new secondary school based in a deprived part of London visited Cambridge University to find out more about life as a student. Only around five per cent of school leavers…

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Alex da Costa

Research project exploring relationship between women’s colleges and female sexuality launched to mark LGBT History Month

Do women’s colleges have a long-standing and uneasy relationship with questions of female sexuality? Dr Alex da Costa, Valerie Eliot Fellow in English and Director of Studies in English at Newnham College, explains why…

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Isobel Firth

Graduate, get a job … make a difference

Cambridge graduates enter a wide range of careers but making a difference tops their career wish lists. In this Cambridge University series, inspiring graduates from the last three years describe Cambridge, their current work…

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Eleanor Bron and actors

Eleanor Bron performs play at Newnham written to combat dearth of roles for women over 50

A celebrated actor has written a new play to create new roles for women over the age of 50 and the alumnae of Newnham College were invited to a special performance of it. Eleanor…

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Kindertransport to Calais panel

Plight of Jewish children and work of those who helped them remembered at Newnham

Holocaust Memorial Day was marked at Newnham College with a series of special events to commemorate the victims and survivors of the Nazi persecutions and other genocides. The aim of the week, organised by…

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Professor Mary Beard

‘No woman in the world hasn’t been on the receiving end of mansplaining’ – Newnham’s Mary Beard on Radio 4

Classicist Professor Mary Beard talked about being patronised, why she sometimes points out her status on Twitter and why she doesn’t describe herself as clever in a special feature on BBC Radio 4. The…

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Greta Burkill

Newnham marks Holocaust Memorial Day with series of events

The plight of refugee children will be highlighted at a series of events at Newnham College organised to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2017. A free public panel discussion event titled From Kindertransport to Calais: The…

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Professor Ottoline Leyser

Newnhamites featured in New Year Honours List

Newnham is delighted to announce that the following Newnhamites were named as receiving awards in the New Year Honours List 2017: Dr Claire Breay (NC 1987) – MBE – Order of the British Empire…

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